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Peritonsillar Abscess Presenting as a Mass Shadow on Lateral Neck Radiograph: A Case Report

  title={Peritonsillar Abscess Presenting as a Mass Shadow on Lateral Neck Radiograph: A Case Report},
  author={X Q Ruan and Chung Kuang Chen},
Background: Lateral neck radiograph is the most significant radiographic examination performed in a child with a suspected pharyngeal lesion. Methods: A 10-year-old boy suffered from severe sore throat with drooling and could not open mouth for 1 day. He complained of difficulty initiating swallowing even swallowing own saliva. Results: A lateral neck radiograph showed a mass shadow behind the posterior border of the mandibular ramus. Contrast-en- hanced CT showed a rim-enhanced hypodense mass… 

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